Sugar-Free Candy and Type 1 Diabetes

There are always questions asked as to do and don’t relating to a diabetic diet. Diabetes is very complex and as such, it is very natural to be sceptical about adding a particular food product to your diet. One favourable question relates to the consumption of the so-called sugar-free candy. What does Sugar-Free really mean? To start with, it is imperative we know the very meaning of the term sugar-free. It is commonly accepted that sugar-free means something that has less than 0.5 grams of sugar in one serving. In sugar-free foods, the sugar is substituted with either artificial sweeteners or the sugar alcohols. Typically, most of the artificial sweeteners are sweeter than normal sugar but

The connection - Stress and ab-flab

In case you ever wondered why our fat (especially for men) seem to congregate in and around our belly region this blog entry is for you. I think we can all agree that "muffin tops" — the fat hanging over the waist of a too tight pair of jeans — and beer bellies aren't very attractive. Yet, when it comes to surplus belly fat, the situation is graver than how we look. Extra belly fat has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and (no surprise there) stress. When you experience stress, the body releases certain "fight-or-flight" stress hormones that are produced in the adrenal glands: cortisol, norepinephrine and epinephrine. When you start getting stressed, these hormone

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